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our eyes work together better in a down gaze. >> most prince george's county dr. thorp says of child should have a comprehensive eye exam the beginning of the school year. i'm dr. manny. fox news. the news keeps coming tonight, shawn yancy with the news edge at 11:00. a state of emergency in louisiana tonight, residents there gearing up for isaac as the storm grows stronger out in the gulf. meantime isaac is still a tropical storm but is expected to become a hurricane before making landfall. the late storm tracks are coming in. let's get right to sue palka for the latest. >> we did get the 11:00 update from the national hurricane center. it does remain a tropical storm unchanged with the winds at 70 miles an hour. there are two aircraft in it, the noaa hurricane hunter and the air force hurricane hunter. they did not find any substantial change in the wind field. while we begin to see a little eye forming they say it's open to the northwest, a lot of dry air is fiding into the system
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preventing it from get -- feeding into the system preventing it from getting stronger. it does still look like a category 1 storm or a little stronger as it makes landfall late tomorrow night. it's moving slowly northwest at 10, looks like it will come very close to new orleans, certainly along the louisiana/mississippi coast there late tomorrow night, early wednesday. most likely as a category 1 storm perhaps with winds up to 90 miles an hour, but they think it could continue to strengthen all the way right before it makes that landfall and then becomes a tropical storm. so again a big story is going to be the hurricane warnings that are up for the potential of a storm surge that could be 6 to 12 feet above sea level. that's for not only louisiana, but the mississippi coastline and a little bit of the florida panhandle. the hurricane warnings continue to nye there. that has not change -- fly there. that has not changed. the track has not changed and the big story will be not only a storm surge but freshwater flooding
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with rain falling between 6 to 12 inches and potentially more. we'll talk more about isaac and our own local forecast expecting a few showers later tonight. again isaac is still a tropical storm. in fact, right now it looks like isaac could hit new orleans near or on the seventh anniversary of hurricane katrina wednesday. this storm will not be as bad, but louisiana's governor says the state is still taking plenty of precautions. >> many areas there are mandatory evacuations for areas outside of the levees, south of the intracoastal and low lying areas expected to get hurricane level wind. >> the mayor of new orleans has not yet ordered an evacuation but does want people who live outside the levee system to leave. meantime the store has already changed plans in tampa at the republican national convention. it officially kicked off today with a very brief opening session. then the rest of the day was scrapped for safety reasons.
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fox's craig boswell joins us live from tampa. >> reporter: good evening. virtually all of today's schedule was canceled because of isaac, but republicans did manage to get one key bit of business accomplished. gop chairman reince priebus opened a shortened 2012 republican national convention with the opening of two debt clocks. one shows the rising national debt while the other shows the debt racking up while the convention takes place. >> this convention we also want to draw your attention to the unprecedented fiscal recklessness of the obama administration as depicted by the realtime national debt clock shown here in the arena. >> reporter: while romney and ann practiced their speeches at a high school in new hampshire his vice presidential pick got a sendoff from his high school in wisconsin. paul ryan will get the
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primetime spotlight wednesday evening. >> we've seen what the president has offered. we have seen the path he has placed us on. it's a nation in debt, it's a nation in doubt. it's a nation in decline or we can choose a better path. >> reporter: mitt romney's acceptance speech is thursday night, the final night of the three nights in the convention. tomorrow night, of course, ann romney's primetime speech, highly anticipated. she'll be followed by new jersey governor chris christie delivering the keynote. >> craig boswell, thank you. keep it right here on fox 5 for live coverage from the republican national convention all week long. fox 5 political analyst mark plotkin will join us again tomorrow on fox 5 news at 5:00. the news edge on maryland, police officers from all over the region gathered to honor a colleague killed in the line of duty. officer adrian morris' viewing was emotional, not just for the
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veterans but for young people who say they drew inspiration from the fallen officer. tom fitzgerald joins us now with the latest. >> a funeral service is scheduled tomorrow morning in mitchellville. police officers say they expect thousands of people to attend this, but tonight was a night to remember a young man for many who knew him say made a very big impression in the prince george's county police department in the very short time he had been on the force. a police escort brought the family of prince george's county officer adrian morris to his wake monday night. two lines of prince george's county police officers flanked the door of the ft. watts funeral home in beltsville as morris' relatives entered the building. >> these tragedies have fallen at our doorstep all too often. >> reporter: kevin davis says when thousands of officers gather at the funeral tuesday, they will keep one thing in mind. >> to reflect and celebrate the
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life and lives of these dedicated officers, but we also try to become better at what we do and in our profession. >> reporter: morris was killed in a car crash last monday while pursuing two robbery suspects. both are in jail. residents say officer morris th keep them safe. >> you feel for the family. we feel for each of them because they're still our family even though they're out here fighting for us every day. we're all family. in prince george's county when one is hurt, we're all hurt. >> reporter: in addition to officer morris' department law enforcement agencies from all over the area turned out in force. as many now know, officer morris was a young man, only 23 years old when he died, and if is a death that is particularly hard -- it is a death that is particularly hard hitting to manufacture the area police explorer -- many of the area police explorers who turned out to pay their respects. officer morris was a police explorer before becoming a police officer and continued to work as an advisor and mentor.
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many say he'll continue to serve now as a@. >> what it means to me -- as a symbol. >> what it means to me is it's part of the job. >> then again it's tragic. it's really bad news for everyone. >> reporter: and for officers who knew and worked with officer adrian morris, it is yet another example of how thin the thin blue line between life and death can be. the funeral services will be held tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. at the wood stream church in mitchellville. officer morris will be buried in davidsonville, maryland. tonight neighbors in frederick, maryland, are remembering a fallen soldier. hundreds came out to honor 24- year-old army sergeant david williams. he was killed in kandahar, afghanistan august 18th. sergeant williams deployed in april for the first time in his military career. his father, a retired army colonel. burial services are scheduled
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for thursday. two virginia mothers under arrest after a 2-year-old girl was found wandering naked in a convenience store parking lot today in front of white house road on spotsylvania. the child pointed out her home nearby. officers say there were several other children living inside the home in unsanitary conditions. crystal craig and amy lam are charged with felony child neglect. child protective services is investigating. a violent first day of high school in battle means extra police officers on campus in the morning. will thomas is everywhere at 11:00. >> a teenager was critically hurt in the shooting at perry hall high school. a 15-year-old student walked into the cafeteria, pulled out a gun and fired a shot at random. a 17-year-old student was hit. another shot went off when teachers grabbed the teen, but no one was hit by that bullet. police believe the teenager acted alone but are going to step up presence at the school tomorrow just in case. the next archbishop san diego has been arrested for
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dui. reverend salvador cordeleone was arrested after being stopped at a check point. he was selected by the pope to take over when the current archbishop retires this fall. the atlanta film studios of active director tyler perry caught fire for the second time in two months. there was a much bigger fire may 1st. the cause of both fires are still under investigation. olympic champion gabby douglas says she was bullied in virginia, why she almost quit gymnastics and how her former gym is responding to those allegations coming up. >> also ahead a new study shows marijuana can damage a teenager's brain, why it may be more dangerous for teens than adults. >> here's a look at some of the other stories on our rundown. the news edge at 11:00 is coming right back.
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>> this is fox 5 news edge at 11:00.
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believe it or not, olympic gold medalist gabby douglas wanted to quit gymnastics altogether. they made the revelation during a recent interview with oprah winfrey. douglas said she was bullied to her breaking point and tormented with racial comments when she trained in virginia beach. >> i got isolated from the
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group and just they treated me not how they would treat their other teammates. >> and it was a sense of you're different and we're going to make you know that you're -- >> feel that way. >> gabby says one of the girls even called her "their slave." the gym denies douglas' claims calling them hurtful without merit. gabby moved to iowa two years ago to train with a new coach and won the all around gymnastics gold medal in the 2012 olympics. tired of speed camera fines, how to sound off, plus the damaging effects of pot on a teen-ager's brain, will thomas with your fox 5 top five. >> up first tonight the push to reduce fines generated from red light and speed cameras, no. 5, you chet the d.c. department of transportation -- can let the d.c. department of transportation know what you think about the fines. there will be a meeting at 2:00 tomorrow in the old council chambers on fourth street northwest. red light and speed camera fines in d.c. are up to $250.40
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bucks in montgomery county. no.-- $250 and 40 bucks in montgomery county. >> no. 4, the bike share program is expanding in alexandria. eight new stations are expected to be up and running in about a week. if all goes well, more stations could be added. capitol bike share already has more than 1,600 bikes in d.c. and arlington county. no. 3, overweight or obese women diagnosed with the most common form of breast cancer have a higher risk of recurrence than women of a normal weight. researchers found as the women's body mass index rises, so does the risk of breast cancer or recurrence, even death. no. 2, new guidelines on circumstance significance from the american academy of pediatrics. the organization -- circumcision from the american academy of pediatrics. doctors say the procedure reduces the risk of utis and lowers the risk of penilep
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cancer later in -- penile cancer later in life. >> experts sathere's more proof marijuana is especially harmful to the developing brain and that is a wrap on tonight's fox 5 top five. get ready for more pain at the pump. aaa says prices lit a later summer record. right now the national average for a gallon of regular is 3.75 and could pass 3.80 by labor day weekend. analysts blame rising crude oil prices and refinery issues caused by tropical storm isaac. what can consumers do? aaa says all you can do is wait it out. >> we should get by by the skin of our teeth. you may see a five to six cent spike but only for four or five days and by the time labor day rolls around here the storm will be gone. prices will return to normalcy in a year that's known for
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anything but normalcy. >> keep our fingers crossed. tropical storm isaac has forced several major refineries along the gulf coast to halt production. >> we've been focused on isaac for a while here, especially the hit there along the gulf coast. any new information? >> i would think the good news tonight is it has not become a hurricane yet, but unfortunately it's still expected to strengthen a little more before making landfall. it will get bad tomorrow, probably ashore by tomorrow night. so that's the very latest thinking. we'll show you the satellite imagery as well. we're glad it's not a katrina size storm. katrina was a category 3 when it came ashore. this 1 will probably be a 1, but it's so big it will still pack a punch, although they've spent a lot of money getting those levees straight bd out. hopefully new orleans will get -- straightened out. hopefully new orleans will get through this just fine. here's the latest imagery. we thought it was trying to get a little center going tonight
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and indicate it was stronger, but the hurricane currents are in there and say it has not gotten stronger, still winds 70 miles per hour. now how it's not symmetrical. there's a lot of dry air to the north of it which is preventing it from getting a little stronger but still forecast to be a hurricane by morning and coming into new orleans tomorrow night as a hurricane as well. it's got huge circulation, tropical storm force winds going out about 205 miles from the center. that's why we saw east florida getting so much rain today. we can expect there will be a lot of rain for new orleans, mississippi and alabama in the yellow area here on the order of 6 to 12 inches or more in the next several days. that very heavy rain will go all the way up the mississippi river valley. they're kind of glad because you all know how low the mississippi is, but here is our storm circulating. look what the this outer band did here, producing all -- what this outer band did here,
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producing all the heavy rain. the heavier rains will hit new orleans later tonight and foam and some of the bands are as far -- top and some of the bands are as far -- tomorrow and some of the bands are as far north as north carolina. it will slide through the first half of tomorrow, so maybe we'll get back to less humid air. it's real humid now and 79 degrees. it's going to be mild overnight, a camisias around especially closer to sunrise -- a couple showers around especially closer to sunrise. hopefully things are shut off by recess because teachers tell me kids really need recess by the second day of school. morning showers but a drier afternoon. the west to northwest wind will start to bring down the humidity a bit. so that will be nice. temperatures tomorrow close to 90. we'll really feel that, again a shower maybe in the morning, 87
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degrees for actually gaithersburg as well as dulles and manassas. so a little steamy in the morning and then that humidity drops going through the afternoon. you can see it's not much in the way of showers, probably pretty light stuff, no repeat of sunday. again we watch our tropical system which will probably be hurricane isaac by tomorrow morning making landfall and spreading very heavy rain through the southeast, still too early to tell whether or not it will affect us, but if it did, it might be late next weekend just to give you some idea. otherwise we're looking at a great stretch of days, a little warm, especially into friday 91 degrees, sun and clouds the first part of our labor day weekend saturday of the that's it for the five-day forecast, but dave ross tells us they've been pretty busy at redskins park. here's his sports report. >> reporter: this is the -- this is the verizon 4g lte sports desk with dave ross. >> reporter: yes, they have sue. skins have 22 more cuts coming friday as they trim down to the
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league imagine dated number of 503. veteran kicker neil rackers -- 53. veteran kicker neil rackers was given his pink slip. gano converted 31 of 41 field goals a season ago, but his career percentage of 73.8 is one of the lowest in the nfl. oddly gano didn't even have to attempt the preseason field goal, but he's back in the saddle raring to go. >> it feels good. i feel blessed to have this opportunity to be with the team. it was tough competition throughout the practices. i think he showed he can kick in the games as with. he's had that history. yeah, i feel blessed again to have this opportunity. i'm excited. >> the redskins traded cornerback kevin barnes to detroit for a conditional draft pick. barnes was drafted in the third round by the skins in 2009 out of maryland. he saw time at nickel back last season combining for 26 tackles
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and two pictures. the head coach explained how this trade with detroit went down. >> this is a football team that needs a corner and here's a third round draft pick with some great speed, a little different schemes. all of a sudden somebody request going to give me an undisclosed -- somebody is going to give me an undisclosed draft choice. >> one other night, right tackle jammal brown has been placed on the physically unable to perform list meaning he won't be eligible to play until after week six at the earliest. saturday was robert griffin, iii's final preseason tuneup. he will not play against the bucs wednesday. rg3 did not connect on any deep balls, but he did find santana moss in the slot for a 4-yard touchdown. robert, are you ready to go week 1 against new orleans without playing wednesday? >> you want to play enough where you can get better but not too much to where you can leave yourself out there for
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injuries. so we got a lot of guys getting back healthy now of that's the most important thing. i don't feel like didn't work enough. i felt like we got a lot of work. in i threw the ball on 3rd downs, moved the chains, scored some touchdowns and that's all you can ask for. coming up o's tied for second place in the wildcard spot in the al. could they stay where they were or actually improve on their standings? we're sitting on a bunch of shale gas.
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welcome back. the nats had the night off of the tomorrow they begin a two
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game roady in miami after losing their fourth straight game in philadelphia yesterday. davey johnson and mike rizzo got into a heated exchange which ended with davey yelling why don't you come down and manage this team? yikes. how about them o's in the first of four against the white sox. the first homer of the season and o's are up 1 -0. bottom 8 they're down 3-works but here comes nate mclouth, a recent pickup and looking like a pretty good pickup, his second home run as an oriole. they go up 4-3. so in baltimore the bird is the word. day one at u.s. open, american donald young in the near court facing top seeded wimbledon champ roger federer, young just 3-21, well, make that 3-22, gets ripped by fed with the forehand pass right there and this was an easy three setter for federer. how about your olympic gold medal standing murray, no
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trouble with alex bolomoldov jr. they are cruising the top seeds so far at the u.s. open. shawn yancy back to wrap up the edge in a moment. >> the verizon 4g lte sports desk brought to you by verizon 4g lte. introducing share everything, only from verizon. a shareable pool of data to power up to 10 different devices. add multiple smartphones to your plan, so everyone in your family can enjoy unlimited talk and text. the first plan of its kind. share everything. get your student a samsung galaxy nexus for $99.99. and these are the ones you'll love on a school night. pillsbury crescent dogs with just a few ingredients you have an easy dinner... pillsbury crescent dogs... school night ideas made easy. mom, we're dying. no you're not, you're just hungry.
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and job training. it only works if there is a strong middle class. that's what happened when i was president. we need to keep going with his plan. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. we're taking the edge off with a happy birthday to the world's oldest person. besse cooper from georgia is 116 years old. doesn't she look great? her secret? she says she minds her own business and does not eat junk
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food, good advice. thanks for joining us. we'll see you back here tomorrow. >> fox 5 news isn't over go. to now for news, weather and entertainment upsedates. fox 5 news is washington's best news on air and online at brought to you by verizon 4g lte.


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